Aspen-area business announcements
Hospital garners recognition
Aspen Valley Hospital recently received notification of its “top quartile” performance status in the areas of patient satisfaction and financial stability compared to all acute-care hospitals in the nation.
The ranking came courtesy of the Colorado Rural Health Center, according to a hospital statement.
“Rural health facilities are proving to be sources of innovation, driving advancements in the delivery of high-quality patient care with outstanding efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” the health center said in its statement.
“We’re excited to be one of the rural hospitals to be recognized,” said hospital CEO Dan Bonk. “Exceeding our patients’ expectations is in the forefront of our minds every day. We have a talented team of professionals in place, and our staffing levels support an environment of individualized care.”
Bonk added that the hospital recognizes the need for strong financial management “in order to continue to provide a comprehensive level of services to the residents and visitors of our community.”
Architecture firm makes hire
Stan Clauson Associates Inc. recently welcomed Devon Santy to its team.
Santy joins the planning and landscape architecture firm as a landscape designer and planner. He previously worked for Boulder County, where he assisted residents with floor recovery efforts.
With an undergraduate degree in geology and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, Santy has a wide range of experience, including work for the National Park Service, a municipal parks department and a private landscape architecture firm, according to a statement.
Stan Clauson Associates provides master planning and community design and also serves private sector clients for residential, commercial, and lodging projects.
Magazine announces new editor
Aspen Peak magazine recently announced Damien Williamson as its newest executive editor.
Williamson will build on the magazine’s reputation throughout Aspen and the country while concurrently connecting with the ever-changing luxury market, according to a statement.
Williamson, 31, spent nearly seven years as the Aspen Daily News special sections editor, Web editor and IT manager, covering arts and entertainment, business, lifestyle, food, fashion and mountain sports. Most recently, he worked in public relations, serving as the PR and social media manager at Promo Communications.
He also is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and psychology.
For more information, contact Williamson by phone at 970-429-1215.
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